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Wakefield Commission grants garage variance with caveat


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WAKEFIELD — After an extended discussion and a rescinded motion, the Wakefield Planning Commission voted Tuesday to grant a garage variance to Ken and Amy Libertoski at 1118 Charles Street.

The unanimous vote, which allows the couple to build a garage before a house, included an attached bond that will require the Libertoskis to pay $4,999 if they do not also build a house on the same property within four years.

“We plan to retire in two to four years,” said Ken Libertoski, who was present by phone at the virtual meeting, along with his wife. The couple...